In this article we cover the various approaches to projects in BIM: OpenBIM, Closed BIM, BIG BIM, and Little BIM. Knowing these, as well as being familiar with standards, and project requirements can help you do Practical BIM.
3D printing applied to the construction industry has been on the minds of professionals for a couple of decades now. 3D Printing is a method of creating physical objects from a digital model by building up layers of material. While 3D printing for industrial use has been around since the 1980s, it’s only in recent […]
Revit families are a crucial part of the Revit design process. These families contain the 3D models of various building components such as furniture, lighting fixtures, and plumbing fixtures, to name a few. Generic content refers to families that are not linked directly to real products, while manufacturer-specific content is usually modeled after real product […]
Paving the way for automation The rapid advance of technology has revolutionized various sectors, and the construction industry is no exception. Recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the buzzword in the construction industry. AI not only streamlines the construction process, but also improves efficiency and productivity. How AI is disrupting the construction industry AI has […]
Today, participating in the development of any construction project requires a certain level of Building Information Modeling (BIM) capability; and while many professionals have become adept at working within a BIM environment, few have mastered the building blocks of BIM modeling, the DNA of building data, the geometric components of design: the BIM objects. Knowledge […]
With a little more than 20 years of international coverage of BIM; we present a recap of what BIM is, and its impact on the construction industry. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building or facility. It is a process of creating and using a […]
Welcome to BIM GYM! It is with great excitement and pride that we launch the BIM GYM project for all of us working on projects within the construction industry. For more than a decade, what we know as Building Information Modeling (BIM) has evolved, and although we now have more digital solutions to improve the […]